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32 Min Released Feb 14, 2017

Heartbreak: The Heir of Slytherin (Book 2, Chapter 17)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of heartbreak in chapter seventeen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss practical jokes, juvenile delinquency, and the symbolism of Fawkes' tears. Throughout the episode they consider the question: What's the difference between heartbreak and soul-break?

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and this week's voicemail is thanks to Helen Valencia. Next week we’ll be reading chapter eighteen, Dobby's Reward, through the theme of love. 

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

(Re)reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

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